Union at Chile’s Escondida slams new offer from management

The labor union at the world’s largest copper mine, BHP Billiton’s Escondida in Chile, called a fresh offer of talks by management to end a 39-day strike “manipulative.”

The union told Reuters on Sunday that it will decide whether to attend a meeting with the company after holding two assemblies for its 2,500 members on Sunday and early on Monday. The company has proposed talks for Monday afternoon.

Escondida said on Friday that it had agreed to meet with…